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Year 2015

  • Fall'15: Congratulations to the authors of 3 ACM UbiComp'15 papers. One proposes a model to detect smoking, the second to detect stress, and third to visualize continuous stress.

Year 2014

Year 2013

  • Gave talks at the White House (on 9/16; ( http://obssr.od.nih.gov/behavioral_health_IT/agenda.html ) see agenda ), UC San Diego (at CSE Distinguished Lecture Series on 12/2, see video), and at Duke Medical School (on 12/12, see video)

  • Mentored at NIH ( http://mhealth.hhsmarketing.org/ ) mHealth Summer Training Institute at UCLA in August'13 and at NIH mHealth Winter Training Institute at mHealth Summit in December'13

  • ( http://web.engr.illinois.edu/%7Esharmin2/ ) Dr. Moushumi Sharmin (Ph.D., UIUC 2013) joined as a new research assistant professor position in Mobile Health in Fall 2013.

  • We received three new grants, an R01 from NIDA (NIH), a Smart Health grant from NSF, and a CSR Large grant from NSF. The R01 is to predict abstinence in newly abstinent smokers using AutoSense, the Smart Health grant is to develop a contactless physiological sensor called EasySense, and the CSR Large grant is to study privacy in mobile health.

  • Awarded Distinguished Research Award from University of Memphis Alumni Association.

Year 2012

  • Congratulations to Dr. Karen Hovsepian for getting a tenure-track position at Troy University. He completed one-year postdoc position with us. This postdoc position is now open for new applications.

  • Videos of some of my invited talks are available online - National Institutes of Health (NIH) and ( http://www.c4tbh.org/the-center/what-we-re-up-to/ctbh-seminar-series/7-the-center/106-may-23,-2012.html ) Dartmouth College.

  • Congratulations to the SmokeTrack authors. The SmokeTrack paper was accepted at ACM IPSN 2012 conference.

  • Invited to speak at NSF Workshop on Measuring Data for Population Health (Washington, D.C.).

Year 2011

  • Congratulations to the WiSeMANet Lab. In 2011, we had regular papers accepted at ACM IPSN, ACM SenSys, ACM CHI, ACM UbiComp, and ACM Wireless Health. The IPSN'11 paper on Stress Inferencing was nominated for best paper award. Earlier, the AutoWitness paper was nominated for best paper award at the ACM SenSys'10 conference.

  • Chairing the national meeting on " ( http://obssr.od.nih.gov/scientific_areas/methodology/mhealth/mhealth-workshop.aspx ) mHealth Evidence" co-organized by Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, McKesson Foundation, NIH, and NSF. The meeting will be at NIH campus on 8/16.

  • Co-Chairing the TPC of 1st mHealth workshop at ACM SenSys'11 called ( http://chad.illinois.edu/mHealthSys2011/cfp.html ) mHealthSys". Also, co-chairing the TPC of ( http://www.comsnets.org/nethealth.html ) NetHealth'12 Workshop and ( http://conference.bupt.edu.cn/msn11/ ) MSN'11 Conference.

  • Welcome to Dr. Karen Hovsepian, who joined us in August'11 as our third postdoctoral fellow. He is a machine learning expert and was a postdoctoral fellow at Emory University in Bioinformatics before joing us.

  • Congratulations to Andrew and Animikh.Their privacy paper was accepted in ACM CHI'11 conference, a premier venue in Human Computer Interaction (HCI).

Year 2010

  • Selected by the Popular Science magazine as one of America's "Brilliant Ten" young scientists for 2010. My profile in this featured article is Brilliant 10: Santosh Kumar, the Sensor Guru. A press release from the university; http://www.memphis.edu/releases/oct10/santoshkumar.htm, a subsequent story appears http://www.memphis.edu/update/oct10/kumar.php, a ( http://www.commercialappeal.com/news/2010/oct/13/memphian-among-brilliant-young-scientists/ ) story in the Commercial Appeal newspaper appears, and a ( http://www.wreg.com/news/wreg-topscientist-story,0,96763.story ) television clip from WREG/Channel 3.

  • Congratulations to Animikh Ghosh (an M.S. graduate from our lab) for securing a position with Infosys Research (SETLabs). He joined SETLabs as a Junior Research Associate.

  • Dr. Santosh was selected a First Tennessee Entrepreneurship and Innovation Fellow by the ( https://www.firsttennessee.com/Communities/Foundation ) First Tennessee Foundation for 2010-2011.

  • NIH awarded two new competitive supplements to the AutoSense project. One supplement supports the integration of a new alcohol sensor from Giner Inc. called WrisTAS onto the arm band of the AutoSense wearable sensor suite, the other supplement is supporting the validation of in the illicit drug abuse population as part of the ongoing EXACT study at NIDA Intramural Research Program in Baltimore.

  • A demo for the first version of our AutoWitness burglar tracking system appeared at the SenSys 2009 conference. We also had one paper accepted at Infocom 2010 and two papers accepted in IEEE Transactions on Mobile Computing (TMC) in 2009.


Year 2009

  • In Sep 2009, we received a new large ($2.7 million) collaborative project from the National Science Foundation (as part of the Network Science and Engineering program) called "FieldStream" to develop a data management framework for personal sensor networks that are deployed for exposure biology studies in natural environments of human participants. The project brings together nine faculty members from six universities (CMU, Georgia Tech, UMass, UCLA, Minnesota, and Memphis (lead)) who possess expertise spanning various relevant disciplines in Computer Science, Electrical Engineering and Psychology.

  • In Sep 2009, we received a new one year collaborative project from the National Institutes of Health (as a supplement to our existing AutoSense project) called "Personalized Stress Inferencing" to develop a new machine learning based system for personalized inferencing of perceived psychosocial stress in natural environments of human participants. The project brings together seven faculty members from five universities (CMU, Pittsburgh, Ohio State, Minnesota, and Memphis) who possess expertise spanning various relevant disciplines in Computer Science, Electrical Engineering, Behavioral Science, Physiology, and Psychology.

  • Fox13 TV News Channel Featured a story on AutoWitness. Here is a (http://www.myfoxmemphis.com/myfox/pages/News/Detail?contentId=7644673&version=1&locale=EN-US&layoutCode=VSTY&pageId=3.2.1) link to the TV clip and AutoWitness YouTube link to a recent video produced by the university's marketing department. The (http://www.memphis.edu/releases/mar09/autowitness.htm) story on AutoWitness appears.


Year 2008

  • Dr. Santosh Kumar gave an invited talk at the ( http://cm.bell-labs.com/who/andrews/ThASN.htm )First IEEE Workshop on the Theory of Ad-Hoc and Sensor Networks (ThASN'08) in Atlanta on September 29th on the derivation of reliable density estimates.

  • WiSe MANet Lab sweeps University Research Forum awards in the Graduate Category. See ( http://www.cs.memphis.edu/index.php?p=news#id-153 ) for details.

  • Dr. Violet Syrotiuk, an Associate Professor in ( http://sci.asu.edu/about/cse.php ) School of Computing and Informatics at the Arizona State University visits WiSe MANet Lab. See the (http://www.memphis.edu/cs/santosh-kumar/ColloquiumVioletSyrotiuk.pdf) announcement for his Colloquium talk.

  • Multiple new GRA positions are available at the WiSe MANet Lab to work on exciting new wireless sensor network applications (in both theory and systems) as part of federally funded long-term projects. These positions are mostly available for ambitious Ph.D. students. Exceptional Masters students will be considered.


Year 2007

  • NSF awards a collaborative grant for our AutoWitness project.

  • Multiple new GRA positions are available at the WiSe MANet Labs to work on exciting new wireless sensor network applications (in both theory and systems) as part of federally funded long-term projects. These positions are mostly available for ambitious Ph.D. students. Exceptional Masters students may be considered.

  • Two of our papers were accepted in the ACM MobiCom 2007 Conference. (See the publication listing for details.)

  • Our AutoSense project was the feature article of Center for Community Health's Spring/Summer 2007 newsletter. ( http://cch.memphis.edu/newsletter2.pdf ) Read more

  • Undergraduate and graduate students demonstrate their wireless sensor network class projects that was carried out as part of the TAF SIST grant that was awarded to us. ( http://epmediasite.memphis.edu/mediasite/viewer/?cid=78f0e1c9-77a1-4405-9c7c-ab31b782da89 ) See the video

  • WiSeMANets labs grad students win first prize on Annual CS Research Day held at the University of Memphis. They demonstrated a preliminary version of the AutoWitness system. ( http://www.cs.memphis.edu/index.php?p=news#id-128 ) Read More


Year 2006

  • Wireless Sensor Network technology is being introduced in several Computer Science courses (Operating Systems, Networking and Information Assurance, and Programming Languages) as part of new TAF SIST grant that was awarded to Dr. Santosh Kumar (PI), Dr. Lan Wang, and Dr. Qishi Wu at the University of Memphis.